en-us Copyright 2014, SaxoTech Online Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:56:26 -0400 15 Ceremony to mark anniversary of Navy Yard shooting Survivors and families of those killed in the Washington Navy Yard shootings will gather for a ceremony of remembrance. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:43:00 -0400 Pratt: F-35 fix could begin installation before end of year Engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney believes it could begin retrofit fixes by November for the engine issue that caused an F-35A to catch fire this summer. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:21:00 -0400 Survey: Financial concerns plague military families The active-duty community's uncertainty about their future and concerns about their own financial stability are clear in the results of this year's Blue Star Families annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:42:00 -0400 U.S. to assign 3,000 military personnel to fight Ebola The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:00 -0400 Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:03:00 -0400 Navy leaders recall the chiefs who shaped them On Sept. 16th, 3,794 sailors will don the coveted rank and anchors of a Navy chief petty officer - a lifetime goal for many. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:59:00 -0400 Cyber airmen race to stay ahead of new threats As cyber threats increase and become more sophisticated, airmen in the Cyber career field find themselves operating in a fast-paced environment just trying to stay two steps ahead. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:54:00 -0400 'Truly extraordinary': Medal of Honor awarded to 2 soldiers for actions in Vietnam More than four decades later, two soldiers on Monday received the Medal of Honor for their actions during the Vietnam War. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:44:00 -0400 Super Squad competitions are sweeping through the Corps For the first time in more than a decade, the Corps' top infantrymen are squaring off with each other at Super Squad competitions in which winners earn bragging rights and take home some rare, gold-plated swag in the form of a badge most Marines have neve Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:18:00 -0400 Uniform overhaul: Warm-up suit, parka and lightweight NWUs are in the works Uniform changes are on the horizon. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:09:00 -0400 Command chiefs: Eval and promotion system overhaul tackles long-standing problems The impending overhaul of the enlisted performance system dominated the chief master sergeant forum on the opening day of the 2014 Air Force Association's Air and Space Conference outside Washington, D.C. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:09:00 -0400 U.S. would hit back against an Assad attack, sources say The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:09:00 -0400 Lawmakers follow different paths on service academy nominations New York high-school students face a number of challenges in seeking admission to one of the nation's prestigious service academies - including geography. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:08:00 -0400 U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State in Iraq The United States launched airstrikes in Iraq on Monday in what defense officials said is the start of an expanded action against Islamic State extremists. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:55:00 -0400 House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Obama's strategy against the Islam Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:54:00 -0400 Flexibility key for spouses, says AF secretary's husband In Frank Beatty's experience in the private sector, discussions about job losses and benefits cuts are not limited to the military community. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:31:00 -0400 NATO head: Security threats from Russia, Islamic State NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday that members of the U.S.-led alliance must stand shoulder to shoulder to confront simultaneous security threats from Russia and the Islamic State extremist organization. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:56:00 -0400 Breedlove: Junior officers, NCOs a resource 'that NATO can't waste' NATO partners need to do a better job putting noncommissioned officers and junior officers in alliance leadership roles, Gen. Philip Breedlove, commander, U.S. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:54:00 -0400 $300 incentive pay for officers, some enlisted assigned to nuclear mission begins Oct. 1 Officers assigned to the Air Force's nuclear mission will receive $300 a month in incentive pay beginning Oct. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:49:00 -0400 Secretary James: 21 general officer billets to be cut in fiscal 2015 The Air Force plans to eliminate 21 general officer billets in fiscal 2015, as part of a review directed by Secretary Deborah Lee James earlier this year. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:49:00 -0400 Scholarships, fellowships open to officers, NCOs It's that time of year when the Army announces application rules, deadlines and other information about several prestigious scholarship and fellowship programs for officers, warrant officers and noncommissioned officers. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:48:00 -0400 E-6 fed master chief during chiefs season training A command investigation has determined that a chief-selectee who spoonfed an E-9 during chiefs season training on the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson was not subjected to hazing. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:54:00 -0400 Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in U.S. war strategy Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:49:00 -0400 JSF program chief: F-35 likely protected in next budget The F-35 joint strike fighter will likely be protected regardless of whether the Pentagon is operating under limits imposed by the Budget Control Act in fiscal 2016, the program's top official said Monday. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:40:00 -0400 Revamped enlisted evals: Expect sweeping changes in 2015 The ongoing overhaul of the enlisted performance system is one of the biggest changes in store for airmen in 2015 - and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Cody is urging airmen to be patient as it kicks into gear. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:46:00 -0400 Reserve chief sees window to snag those leaving active duty The Air Force's planned cutbacks of thousands of active-duty members have prompted the reserve components to try to capture as many of the airmen as possible to beef up their ranks and keep the training and experience 'in blue.' Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:45:00 -0400 U.S. won't rule out working with Iran against IS Diplomats from around the world pledged to fight Islamic State militants 'by any means necessary' as Iraq asked allies to thwart the extremists wherever they find sanctuary. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:44:00 -0400 Vietnam soldiers to receive Medal of Honor today President Obama on Monday will bestow the Medal of Honor on a pair of soldiers for their acts of bravery in the Vietnam War. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:13:00 -0400 Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed A federal judge ruled Monday that a Tampa, Florida, woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging that the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:52:00 -0400 Iran rejects global strategy against extremists As diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists, Iran ruled out working with any international coalition, saying it had rejected American requests for cooperation against the militants. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:08:00 -0400 Combating sexual assault Reports of sexual assault in the Air Force continue to rise while the frequency of the crime remains stable - a paradox that could signify growing trust in the military justice system, the two-star general in charge of the service's sexual assault prevent Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:06:00 -0400 ACC, PACAF focused on Pacific pivot Two of the Air Force's largest major commands will see their leadership change in the coming months, as both train and prepare for the shifting focus toward the Pacific. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:48:00 -0400 New commander takes over 122nd Fighter Wing Col. Patrick Renwick has taken over as commander of the 122nd Fighter Wing based in Fort Wayne. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:43:00 -0400 N.Y. to lower flags to honor soldier lost in WWII New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered flags lowered to half-staff on Monday to honor a World War II Army private from Brooklyn whose remains were recently recovered. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:21:00 -0400 Three ways House work on CR, Syrian rebels plan could play out Whether or not the federal national security apparatus shuts down in October suddenly is all about Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State, Syrian rebel forces and lawmakers' feelings about President Barack Obama. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:11:00 -0400 Spotlight on nuclear force prompts ongoing reforms What began as a tumultuous year for the Air Force's nuclear community - highlighted by a cheating scandal and reports of low morale across the missileer force - evolved into a year of change for the airmen under Global Strike Command. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:08:00 -0400 Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack Obama grants him the nation's highest commend Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:23:00 -0400 Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelli Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:44:00 -0400 Here's 4 key lessons all the best infantry squads should learn Super Squad competitions are designed to identify squads that are a cut above - the best in their division. Time and again, competitors, competition evaluators and infantry experts have said the competition is about the basics. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:32:00 -0400 Navy identifies Hornet pilot presumed dead after collision The Navy has identified the F/A-18C Hornet pilot who is presumed dead after his aircraft collided with another Hornet on Friday as Lt. Nathan Poloski. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:55:00 -0400 Marine wounded alongside Kyle Carpenter featured in new documentary project Many are familiar with the story behind Cpl. Kyle Carpenter's Medal of Honor, but few know much about the friend and fellow Marine he was trying to protect. Now a documentary filmmaker is sharing the story of Lance Cpl. Nick Eufrazio, a young man who was told he'd never speak again, highlighting his trying recovery. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:12:00 -0400 Navy overhauls spot promotions Thousands more sailors will soon be eligible to advance without the hassle of an advancement exam, and make the move up to 12 months early. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:18:00 -0400 On newsstands this week In this week's issue of Air Force Times, the state of the Air Force. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:49:00 -0400 On newsstands this week In this week's issue of Army Times, drill sergeant duty is tough, but what are the rewards? Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:48:00 -0400 James' mission: Prioritize wisely to maintain capable, agile Air Force The Air Force has weathered a difficult year of personnel cuts, tough budget decisions and a cheating scandal that rocked the nuclear force. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:01:00 -0400 On newsstands this week In this week's issue of Marine Corps Times, after more than decade, SuperSquad competitions are off the back burner. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0400 On newsstands this week In this week's issue of Navy Times, a look at what's in store with a new uniform overhaul. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0400 2015 board shuffles NCO schedule; separation reviews planned The board schedule has been revised for fiscal 2015, which begins Oct. 1, re-ordering NCO boards and scheduling retention screenings for staff sergeants and above. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:58:00 -0400 Air Force expects high op tempo for Europe rotations The Air Force has spent the last 20 years reducing its footprint in Europe, but the last six months of Russian military aggression, among other world events, could force the service to rethink that strategy. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:20:00 -0400 White House still seeking coalition in Mideast war The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it's too early to identify them. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:57:00 -0400 MARSOC vet relives elite Marines' fight for survival in Afghan wasteland It's a rare individual who can, in one breath, wax poetic about his bar band's adaptation of Pink Floyd's early psychedelia and, in the very next, deconstruct his Marine special operations team's quixotic foray in Afghanistan's hopeless Bala Murghab valley. But Michael Golembesky is just that sort of dude. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:42:00 -0400 'The Star-Spangled Banner' celebrates 200 years 'The Star-Spangled Banner' turns 200 on Sunday and, even today, it has aged gracefully. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:21:00 -0400 Court says NCIS computer search was illegal, tosses porn conviction A federal appeals court has tossed out a man's child-pornography conviction and 18-year prison sentence because of illegal government surveillance. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:43:00 -0400 Special operators prepare for fight against extremism As budget restrictions and sequestration-related cutbacks have hit most of the Air Force, the service's special operators have largely been protected, and that has been necessary to keep air commandos ready to face the battles they are uniquely suited for Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:28:00 -0400 Smith leads Navy past Texas State 35-21 in first career start Playing without the leader of its offense put a scare in Navy, but Tago Smith quickly put those fears to rest with a stellar outing in his first career start. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:59:00 -0400 Army Black Knights lose 35-0 to Stanford The defense might be as good any Stanford has had during its recent run of success. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:59:00 -0400 Rights group calls for probe into Iraqi airstrike An international rights group called Sunday for an investigation into an Iraqi airstrike on a school housing displaced families that killed 31 civilians, including 24 children, a day after the country's new prime minister ordered the army to stop shelling Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:44:00 -0400 North Korea sentences American to 6 years of labor North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:36:00 -0400 USS Saratoga arrives in Texas to be scrapped The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga has arrived at its final destination in South Texas where it will be scrapped. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:18:00 -0400 Video shows slaying of British aid worker Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as 'an act of pure evil.' Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:49:00 -0400